updated 12/7/2009 6:42:24 PM ET 2009-12-07T23:42:24

A Continental Airlines plane en route from New Jersey to Oregon made an unscheduled stop in Montana after encountering engine trouble.

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Jeff Wadekamper is the assistant manager of the Helena Regional Airport. He says the Continental flight from Newark to Portland, Ore., landed in Helena shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday after one of the engines was shut down.

Wadekamper says emergency vehicles were ready, but the landing was routine.

The 150 passengers spent the night in the terminal in Helena. A replacement jet was flown in from Portland, Ore., and the flight left Helena at 6:15 a.m. Monday.

Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com

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